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James River Cellars Winery

Address: 11008 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone Number: +1 804-550-7516
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Glen Allen
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: We are a family-owned and operated farm winery, located just north of Richmond VA. A refreshing...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: We are a family-owned and operated farm winery, located just north of Richmond VA. A refreshing change from the ordinary! Our staff serves a tasting of wines from whites to delicious reds and dessert wines in a tranquil country setting. Enjoy a picnic on our beautifully landscaped patio or capture the view from the terrace. James Batterson, winemaker, creates all wines from Virginia grown grapes.

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King George, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

When we arrived, a trolly full of people had just arrived. The staff worked quickly to accommodate the crowd and get everyone served. The tasting was done in a professional manner while still being friendly.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This was a decent winery on the Colonial Virginia Winery Tour. It probably had the least amount of character and had the sweetest wines on the tour. The tasting area was much smaller than the others, but overall it was a nice place. There was not much to see other than the tasting room. Most of the grapes are not... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited this winery for the Fall Festival where there were 4 different wine producers giving samples of their products. It was a lovely afternoon, there were food trucks serving very impressive meals. Seating was either under cover or on picnic benches and there was live music playing. All the employees were friendly and helpful. I haven't visited on a regular... More 

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46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

$5 will get you a tasting of 13 wines. The location is great, the tasting room quaint and the wine pretty good. I enjoyed your my time here. My favorites are the Gewurztraminer and Vidal Blanc.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Oh I questioned it with my California snobbery. I had tasted my way through Napa and Sonoma. I had discussed aging and wood flasks at the finest those areas had to offer. Now I know what I never expected. This James River Virginia Wine can compare with those West Coast products and actually surpass them in their own unique way.... More 

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Bristow, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and visited James River Cellars this past weekend. We tasted at the downstairs tasting counter and the space was a bit cramped because of a special music weekend they had going on. On the positive note, the personnel were very nice and knowledgeable about the wines. Always In search for a good Cab Sav, I found the 5... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited this winery on what seemed like a rather slow day. Despite this, they rushed us through the sampling (which were sincerely the smallest amount I've ever experienced) and did not apply our sampling fee towards our purchase. I don't know if this is not the policy, but I've read many reviews that stated such was done for them,... More 

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WineCellars, General Manager at James River Cellars Winery, responded to this review

We're terribly sorry you were disappointed with your visit to the winery last month, as we really strive to provide an exceptional experience for all of our guests. We've recently had some staff turnover so, while we try to provide comprehensive training for our new personnel -- including our policies and the importance of providing excellent customer service -- we'll... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Though the buildings and grounds were beautiful, we found the winery did not compare to many others we have visited across the country. The tasting was meager and felt rushed. The staff was not as welcoming as we have found elsewhere.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My sisters, mother, and nieces visited this winery on our way to Winchester Virginia for my daughter's college graduation. Since visited every winery in Virginia is on my daughters bucket list, and Winchester is surrounded by wineries we were excited to stop here because we had never been. The young man that waited on us was excellent. He laughed with... More 

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Marietta, SC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We go to Ashland, VA often to visit our son and his family and finally decided to visit the winery. We found some very good wines. It is in a beautiful setting of gardens and old large trees. We will definitely be going back.

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